Offered at $7,900,000
Somerset, a spectacular Montecito estate, is located in Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle. This secluded home features 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 2 guest houses and 2 pools. Originally built in 1918, this European country estate has been thoughtfully restored and updated with modern amenities. This lovely home, while impressive and grand, remains intimate and cozy.
This retreat is located a short walk from Montecito’s Upper Village. Iron entry gates open to the stone façade, nestled on 1.6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, framed by mountain views and ancient oaks.
The rustic, hand carved wooden entry door welcomes you into the large foyer, where a wall of windows frame spectacular views of gardens, trees and mountains. Hardwood floors throughout the home give it warmth and old world charm.
The spacious living room features a vaulted ceiling with hand hewn beams, an impressive two story cut stone fireplace, picturesque bay window with leaded panes and a generous bar. French doors open onto stone patios, letting in natural light, inviting you to outdoor living areas, a swimming pool and formal gardens. This is truly a home for all seasons.
Two quaint bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, form a private suite just off the living room.
The west wing of the home includes a formal dining room with fireplace, a butler’s pantry, an intimate family room and breakfast area which opens to a spacious, bright and airy kitchen. White marble countertops and a large center island make this kitchen both elegant and functional.
A private wine cellar and two private bedroom suites complete the first floor.
The entire second floor is devoted to a luxurious master suite, with soaring ceilings, a beautiful fireplace and French doors opening to a private balcony. This lovely space is truly a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary, offering sweeping views of the entire estate. The suite is complete with a separate sitting area, spa-like his and her bathrooms and expansive walk-in closets.
The estate grounds are remarkable for their privacy and beauty, featuring a swimmer’s pool, private Jacuzzi and shower area, artistic gardens and fountains, meandering walkways and hidden seating areas. There are several distinct living and dining areas, an outdoor bar, fireplace and extensive outdoor kitchen facilities.
The first of the two guest houses has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, kitchen, living room, a private bedroom, full bathroom, an upstairs loft bedroom, private gardens and its own lap pool.
The second guest house is truly a jewel. It features wide walnut plank floors, vaulted ceilings, a charming living room with stone fireplace and custom built-ins, kitchenette, a lovely bedroom, two full baths and French doors that lead to a private patio with secluded gardens.
This incredible estate is the perfect place to welcome and entertain guests or simply enjoy as your own private paradise.